So the preliminary All-Star Game vote numbers have been released, and they are mostly not surprising. But I really need you all to do something.
This is Jon Morosi's case:
In the midst of his renaissance from part-time player to 50-homer slugger, I asked Bautista to give me the name of another player capable of a similar transformation. His answer: Edwin Encarnacion. In 2012, that has come to pass.Encarnacion has slugged 17 home runs this season — equaling his total last year — and ranks right behind Ortiz and Adam Dunn in any discussion of the American League’s best designated hitters. Encarnacion has embraced the DH role — something Dunn struggled with last year — and has shown he can handle first base when needed. Encarnacion will be in demand this July (if Toronto drops out of the race) and as a free agent this offseason.